I believe that Jesus burning could possibly be interpreted as the first sign of impending doom (aka apocalypse).
When I first read this story I was immediately struck by it’s unending hilarity.
Seriously? Jesus burns?
Then I thought, is this akin to the burning bush? Will we all soon know more?
My bet is that there are hundreds of thousands of individuals currently preparing for the rapture. I imagine women all over the world, simply crossing things off of their *to do* list. Grocery shop? No, why? I’ll soon be floating up to the heavens, so I believe I’ll leave the food to the heathens below.
But seriously folks, I’m not the most religious individual, although I am quite spiritual (yes, there’s a difference).
My thought is this:
Instead of raising money to rebuild this monument (as the church has stated it will), why not use the $400,000 or so needed to clothe, feed and shelter those who are truly unfortunate.
I would garner a guess that there are at least a few thousand in their parish alone that could use a bit of help, compassion, shoes, a warm meal (or two or dozen) and a bit of kindness (in the name of Jesus of course).
Jesus, by all accounts, was a man who preferred to give instead of take. Who (I believe) would abhor a statue in his likeness.
Idolatry is frowned upon more than just a little.
Think Moses coming down from the mountain to find a golden idol. Shouldn’t these individuals be practicing what they preach?
Sadly I believe it’s just another case of *let’s skew our religion to our own needs and views*.
Am I surprised? No. Disappointed? Yes, surprisingly so.
So in closing I say:
Peace be with you!